Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NIST Released the following Draft Special Publications (SP):

NIST Released the following Draft Special Publications (SP):
(1) Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-175B, Guideline for Using Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Cryptographic Mechanisms
(2) Draft SP 800-46 Revision 2, Guide to Enterprise Telework, Remote Access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security
(3) Draft SP 800-114 Revision 1, User's Guide to Telework and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security
(4)
Draft SP 800-154, Guide to Data-Centric System Threat Modeling, and
(5) PRE-DRAFT SP 800-53 (Revision 5), Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

All 4 of these Draft and 1 PRE-Draft SPs are available for public comment and can be found on the NIST CSRC website.  See below for further details on these 5 draft documents.

 1. Draft SP 800-175B:
Information and links to Draft SP 800-175B can be found on the NIST CSRC Draft publications page. Below is the link to this Draft:
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html#800-175B

Deadline to submit comments: Friday, April 29, 2016

Email comments or questions about this draft document to:
SP800-175@nist.gov

2. Draft SP 800-46 Revision 2
Information and links to Draft SP 800-46 Revision 2 can be found on the NIST CSRC Draft publications page. There is also a comment template available to use to submit comments. Below is the link to this Draft: 
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html#800-46r2

Deadline to submit comments: April 15, 2016

Email comments or questions about this draft document to:
800-46comments@nist.gov

NIST Public Affairs Office issued a press release about this draft and also for Draft SP 800-114 Revision 1:
http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/attackers-honing-in-on-teleworkers-how-organizations-can-secure-their-datata.cfm

3. Draft SP 800-114 Revision 1
Information and links to Draft SP 800-114 Revision 1 can be found on the NIST CSRC Draft publications page. There is also a comment template available to use to submit comments. Below is the link to this Draft: 
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html#800-114r1

Deadline to submit comments: April 15, 2016

Email comments or questions about this draft document to:
800-114comments@nist.gov

4. Draft SP 800-154
Information and links to Draft SP 800-154 can be found on the NIST CSRC Draft publications page. There is also a comment template available to use to submit comments. Below is the link to this Draft: 
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html#800-154

Deadline to submit comments: April 15, 2016

Email comments or questions about this draft document to:
800-154comments@nist.gov

5. (PRE-DRAFT) NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5

Full details can be found on the CSRC website:
http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SMA/fisma/sp800-53r5_pre-draft.html

Please respond by April 1st 2016 to the call for comments to:
sec-cert@nist.gov

**Important Note:  There is no actual document for Revision 5 as yet.  To submit your comments / suggestions, you will need to refer to and reference from SP 800-53 Revision 4 to formulate your feedback to potentially help improve this document  to a Revision 5. Click the 1st link above to this Pre-Draft to learn all the details on this exercise.


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